Chamber News Releases & Announcements
A collection of news releases on programs, activities, and events of GOACC.

Also, the current cybernews will be listed below.

 

NEWS RELEASES • CYBERNEWS

cyberNEWS - February 13, 2017

Home Show Flyer for GOACC Members

Self Defense for Business People Workshop
February 3, 2017
The Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce has announced its next Lunch & Learn workshop.  The next workshop will feature Grandmaster Barry A. Broughton of AKT Combatives Academy who will teach self-defense for business people including hand techniques, kicks, stances, blocks, and many more reality-based techniques.  The workshop is set for February 23rd, Noon to 1 p.m. at the Chamber office, third floor training room.  We encourage attendees to wear their normal business clothes to this as attendees will try the techniques.

Home Show Set for mid-April
January 31, 2017
The Greater Olean Home Show is where to go for the latest in products and services for your home! Each year, in one location, business experts gather with everything from kitchen and bath appliances to windows and siding.  Hundreds of homeowners will walk through the doors of William O. Smith Recreation Center looking for ideas and trends designed for their biggest investment- their home.  A jam-packed event complete with exhibitors and giveaways, homeowners will find everything they need all in one weekend.

CYBERnews - January 30, 2017

Thank You 2016 Corporate Sponsor flyer

Attendance down at the Sports Show slightly due to the unseasonably warm weather outside!
January 22, 2017
The Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce deemed the ninth annual Greater Olean Area Outdoor & Rec Sports Show held this weekend a success with more than 2,000 visitors. Sunday’s attendance was 300 less than last year.  The show, which featured 50 vendors, was held at the Good Times of Olean Events Center. 

cyberNEWS - Sports Show - January 17, 2017

CYBERnews - January 16, 2017

What’s Next for Santa Ornament?
January 5, 2017
Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce is looking to the community for ideas for its 2017 Santa Claus Lane ornament.  Through the ornament sales, holiday lights are funded and can be lit in Olean from November to early January.  The ornament will be the nineteenth in a series created by artist Kathleen McDonald.

Outdoor Show Highlights Exhibitors, Products & Experts
January 13, 2017
Whether coming off the big game season, enjoying winter sports, gearing up for spring fishing or looking to spend a fun day with family, everyone will enjoy the 8th annual Greater Olean Area Outdoor & Rec Sports Show. It brings the whole of great outdoors under one roof!  The Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Sports Show at the Good Times of Olean Events Center, 800 East State Street, Saturday, January 21, 10 AM to 5 PM, and Sunday, January 22, 10 AM to 3 PM.  First floor has 38 vendors and second floor accessible by elevator or stairs with 12 vendors.

cyberNEWS - Lunch & Learn - January 5, 2017

Speakers Abundant for this year’s Sports Show
January 4, 2017
Whether coming off the big game season, enjoying winter sports, gearing up for spring fishing or looking to spend a fun day with family, everyone will enjoy the 8th annual Greater Olean Area Outdoor & Rec Sports Show. It brings the whole of great outdoors under one roof!  The Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Sports Show at the Good Times of Olean Events Center, 800 East State Street, Saturday, January 21, 10 AM to 5 PM, and Sunday, January 22, 10 AM to 3 PM. 

CYBERnews - January 3, 2017

SHOP OLEAN Cybernews -- December 19, 2016

Sports Show Raffle
December 14, 2016
The Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a raffle during their Greater Olean Area Outdoor and Recreation Sports Show. The raffle includes a chance to win one of many prizes: GRAND PRIZE: Savage Model 11 Trophy Hunter with 6.5 Creedmoor (or any standard Glock or Cross Bow) (Retail Value $595); 2nd PRIZE: Outlander Ski Package - a cross country ski package include skis, bindings and poles.  (Retail Value $375); and additional PRIZEs: Kabar Becker Crewman (Retail Value $121.76); Cutco Gut Hook (Retail Value $113.00); and Kabar USMC  (Retail Value $104.90).
 
Tickets are $5 or five for $20 with a limit of 500 tickets.  The drawing will be held January 22, 2017.  Tickets can be purchased now at the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce and at the show in January. The prizes were supplied by: Red Barn Guns, Franklinville, NY; CUTCO Cutlery Corporation, Olean, NY; Ka-Bar Knives, Olean, NY; and Country Squirrel Outfitters, Ridgway, PA.

Greater Olean Area Chamber Cybernews - December 12, 2016

SHOP OLEAN Cybernews -- December 5, 2016

Greater Olean Area Chamber Cybernews - November 28, 2016

Chamber Announces Parade Winners
November 25, 2016 
Fifty-eight units and more than 860 adults and children took part in the 31st Annual Santa Claus Lane Parade held Friday, November 25 in downtown Olean.  Sally Bullers, Olean Fire Department; Paula Snyder, Jamestown Community College; and Max Bullers, Home Depot of Olean, did judging for this season’s parade.

Right Down Santa Claus Lane...
November 22, 2016
Officials from Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce have registered forty seven units for the upcoming Santa Claus Lane Parade on Friday, November 25 in which Santa and Mrs. Claus light thousands of new skylines and snowflakes and stars in downtown Olean.   The ever-popular Parade is the official kick-off to the holiday season in the area.

BLACK FRIDAY, SHOP SMALL, GIVING TUESDAY Cybernews - November 21, 2016

The complete parade line up will be sent out Tuesday, November 22.
November 15, 2016
With just over a week to go till the parade, officials from Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce have registered more than twenty units for the upcoming Santa Claus Lane Parade on Friday, November 25 in which Santa Claus lights thousands of lights in downtown Olean.   The ever-popular Parade is the official kick-off to the holiday season in the area.

Greater Olean Area Chamber Cybernews - November 14, 2016

SHOP OLEAN CyberNEWS - November 5, 2016

Santa Claus Lane Parade Applications
November 1, 2016
YES VIRGINIA, THERE WILL BE A PARADE!  The Santa Claus Lane Parade is always the highlight of the holiday season, attracting loads of people of all ages to downtown Olean.  The parade will be held on the Friday, November 25, in downtown Olean, beginning at 7 PM.  The Santa Claus Lane committee encourages area organizations and businesses to participate in the parade with a float, send in a musical unit, or display historical/public vehicles in the parade.

Greater Olean Area Chamber Cybernews - October 31, 2016

Santa Claus Lane Campaign - October 19, 2016

Greater Olean Area Chamber Cybernews - October 17, 2016

GOACC announces $125,000 fundraising campaign for Santa Claus Lane 
October 14, 2016
The Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce and its Santa Claus Lane Committee have launched a fundraising campaign to provide Santa Claus Lane financial support in perpetuity. “Santa Claus Lane is one of our community’s oldest traditions and we’re proud to continue it for the greater Olean area,” said Larry Sorokes, the Chamber’s CEO. “For decades, Santa Claus Lane and its parade have served as the kickoff to the holiday season. It’s our goal to ensure that Santa Claus Lane continues as the city’s holiday tradition for generations to come.”  The Chamber is looking to raise $125,000 for the annual display. Gifts so far to the fund bring its total about halfway to its goal.

Greater Olean Area Chamber Cybernews - Annual Dinner - October 11, 2016

The Greater Olean Area Chamber has taken a big step into the digital age.
October 5, 2016
The Greater Olean Area Chamber has taken a big step into the digital age. The Chamber recently launched its own mobile app. It’s now available to download for free on both iOS and Android phones.

Overtime Rule to Start 12/1/16 Seminar
October 3, 2016
The Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce has announced its next Lunch & Learn season.  Between September and May, the Chamber has arranged for six different speakers who will present on a variety of topics of interest to businesses.  The next workshop will feature Shequeila Birdsong of the U.S. Department of Labor who will discuss The Fair Labor Standards Act and how it changes overtime rules as of Dec. 1.  The workshop is set for October 18th, Noon to 1 p.m. at the Chamber office.

Greater Olean Area Chamber Cybernews - October 3, 2016

Nineteenth Santa Claus Lane Ornament Now Available
September 29, 2016
Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce has unveiled its second of the two newest Santa Claus Lane ornament, a depiction of North Union Street in Olean.  Through the ornament sales, holiday lights are funded and can be lit in Olean from November to early January.  The ornament, in a series created by artist Kathleen McDonald, is $20.00.

Greater Olean Area Chamber Cybernews - September 19, 2016

Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce to host city’s annual Gus Macker 3-on-3 Tournament 
September 16, 2016
Olean’s Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament isn’t going anywhere.  Members of the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce’s (GOACC) Board of Directors approved at their most recent meeting to enter into a contract to take over management of the local tournament. That means the city’s Macker will stay in downtown Olean as it always has.

Greater Olean Area Chamber Cybernews - September 6, 2016

Santa Claus Lane, the city’s annual celebration of the holiday season, is getting an upgrade.
September 2, 2016
The Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce received this past week a shipment of new decorations that will adorn North Union Street. The delivery included 60 snowflakes, 15 stars, and 14 skylines, all of which will replace the stars, Christmas trees and garlands that once festooned downtown Olean during the holidays. 

Greater Olean Area Chamber SPECIALe - September 1, 2016

Greater Olean Area Chamber Cybernews - August 22, 2016

Greater Olean Area Chamber Cybernews - August 10, 2016 MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY

Nominations Sought for Annual Dinner
August 8, 2016
The Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce will again recognize one prominent citizen as well as a fixture of the local business community. The chamber is currently accepting nominations for its two most prestigious awards, the Love of Olean United in Enterprise (L.O.U.I.E.) Award and the Enterprising Business Award. Winners will be honored at the chamber’s 111th Annual Dinner on Nov. 3 at Premier Banquet Center in Olean.  

Greater Olean Area Chamber Cybernews - August 8, 2016

Eighteenth Santa Claus Lane Ornament Now Available
August 3, 2016
Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce has unveiled its newest Santa Claus Lane ornament, a depiction of Olean Class Cars in Olean.  Through the ornament sales, holiday lights are funded and can be lit in Olean from November to early January.  The ornament, in a series created by artist Kathleen McDonald, is $20.00.

Greater Olean Area Chamber Cybernews - July 26, 2016

25 Foursomes Compete In Third Corporate Golf Classic
July 26, 2016 
Four Chamber members met with GOACC staff back in Fall 2013 regarding the highly successful Corporate Challenge 5K. Ledgie DeRose, Jeff Crouch, Frank Higgins, and Scott Derwick all have participated (or their companies) in the run/walk but wanted to add another dimension to the corporate challenge. That day, the 1st GOACC Corporate GOLF Classic was developed!  
 
The GOACC Corporate Golf Classic pits businesses against businesses in a heated competition to be deemed CORPORATE winners (and COMMUNITY winners!). The event also donates the 50/50 to a community cause/effort.  This year, the golf classic was able to donate $262 to Interfaith Caregivers Adopt a Ride program. The event was happy to be able to support this program and to help with our community’s quality of life through this donation. 

Greater Olean Area Chamber Cybernews - July 19, 2016 TASTE'Y CYBERNEWS!

Greater Olean Area Chamber Cybernews - July 11, 2016

Groove to the tunes and savor the flavors
July 18, 2016
If the way to a person’s heart is through the stomach, then Olean is a destination visitors are sure to love on July 24th. Time to loosen that belt a few notches, gather family and friends and head down to the 67th Annual Art in the Park and the 26th Annual Taste of Olean on July 24, from 11 AM - 5 PM at the new location of War Veterans Park, 551 East State Street, Olean. The Taste Of Olean, co-sponsored by the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce, National Grid Co., and GOACC’s 49 corporate sponsors provides an affordable and enjoyable festival in a socially responsible manner for families of the greater Olean area, enhances the quality of life in Olean, and promotes downtown. The Taste of Olean is a festival filled with great food and entertainment. Admission to the event is free. Pay as you eat!

Three More Additions to the Olean Hospitality Wall of Fame
July 12, 2016
The Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce and its Taste of Olean Event Committee have announced its tenth class of inductees to the Taste of Olean Hospitality Wall of Fame Awards program: John and Karol Long, Anthony Fratercangelo, and the late James ‘Jim” Hastas.  The Hospitality Wall of Fame recognizes individuals and/or businesses who have made a significant contribution and given exceptional service to the food service/ hospitality industry in the past and who may continue to do so.  All have succeeded in excelling at all the most important elements of a great restaurant - inviting atmosphere, friendly staff and impeccable food in its stylish artistic presentation and its innovative flavor combination.

 

Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce • 716-372-4433 • info@oleanny.com

Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce • 716-372-4433 • info@oleanny.com
 
--February 2, 2017